June 29, 2017

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — South Carolina-based Countybank and Michigan-based Main Street Bank Name SBA Lending Execs

Paul Pickhardt Named SVP, SBA Lending Manager at Countybank

Paul Pickhardt

“We are excited to have Paul join our team to lead the SBA lending efforts at Countybank,” says Ken Harper, Vice President and COO at Countybank. “His experience and knowledge of SBA products and his reputation in our local market will be very beneficial to our commercial lending customers.”“SBA lending with our commercial banking team allows us to provide excellent service to our small business clientele,” says Thornwell Dunlap, III, President and CEO of Countybank. “Paul is an authority in SBA lending, and we are pleased to have his expertise in the Countybank family.”

Lauretta Cross

Having served on the advisory board for the SBDC, and an advisor for Upstate SCORE, Paul’s commitment to the upstate banking industry is evident, as well as his commitment to our country having honorably served in the Vietnam War and rising to the rank of Captain in the United States Army.

Also joining the Countybank is Lauretta Cross who has been named SBA Lending Administrator.

Main Street Bank Adds Jim Kinnaird and Sharron Jekielek-Olko

Jim Kinnaird

Jim Kinnaird will be responsible for developing, growing and expanding the Main Street Bank commercial and business banking relationships, as well as growing the SBA portfolio.Kinnaird possesses a bachelor degree in economics from University of Michigan, and a masters degree in corporate finance from Michigan State University. Kinnaird has extensive experience in the financial arena, having previously worked at Comerica Bank for 31 years. As Vice President he was responsible for ensuring loan groups maintained solid credit quality with regards to rated loans, net charge-offs, and past dues, while supporting and looking for opportunities to grow the business banking portfolio.

A Michigan native, Jim resides in Grosse Pointe Woods and has three children. Kinnaird is a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Club, Beta Theta Pi, and the Knights of Columbus.

Sharron Jekielek-Olko

Sharron Jekielek-Olko will be responsible for developing, growing and expanding the Main Street Bank SBA lending division, underwriting loan requests, and managing the existing SBA portfolio.Jekielek-Olko possesses a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Walsh College, and a masters degree in Finance from Walsh College. Jekielek-Olko has extensive experience in the financial arena. Having previously worked at Crestmark Bank as a SBA Underwriter, Vice President she assisted in launching the bank’s SBA division as well as underwriting, presenting, and closing loan requests.

A Michigan native, Sharron resides in Macomb with her husband Robert and two children.

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

Great Lakes Lenders Conference, July 26-28, Detroit

America East Conference 2017, August 2-4, Boston

America’s SBDC, September 4-8, Nashville

FLAGGL 2017, September 12-15, Orlando

Lend360, October 11-13, Dallas

Annual 3 Commercial Loan Broker Conference & Expo, October 17-19, Orlando

10th Annual 2017 SBA Secondary Market Summit, December 4-5, Washington D.C.